Lacrosse or Football for Carlson Milikin?

If cornerback Carlson Milikin decides to play football, Georgia Tech has a good chance to land the senior out of Woodberry Forest (VA). But with an offer to play lacrosse at the University of Virginia, it will be a tough battle to lure him onto the football field.

Carlson Milikin will be on the Georgia Tech campus for camp this weekend, and spoke with defensive coordinator Al Groh on Wednesday afternoon.

"Coach Groh flew up and saw me play, but they like to see players at their camps before they make an offer," Milikin said. "So I'm heading down there in two days."

The 2012 recruit has never been on the Tech campus, but said Groh has painted a great picture for him – a campus in the middle of a big city sounds appealing to Milikin. Having been to camps at Virginia Tech and UNC lately, this will be a change of scenery for Milikin.

As for his fit in the GT defense, Milikin has seen the unit at work and thinks his skills would improve that side of the ball.

"Physically, I think I'd fit their system a lot," Milikin said. "I love getting up on a receiver and jamming them at the line."

But the biggest hurdle so far in the process has actually been a different sport – lacrosse. Since he is still weighing his options between the two sports, Milikin said it is about 50-50 right now as to which way he will go with his college career. But due to the time constraints, he will pick one or the other, because being a two-sport star isn't going to be possible for him while trying to balance his studies as well.

But no matter which way he goes, the decision may have to be made by November, when National Signing Day occurs for lacrosse. If he decides to play football, then Milikin said he will probably wait until Signing Day in February to make the final call, because he will need to refocus on the football side of his recruitment and be positive that he makes the right decision on the school he attends.


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